Intern - Civil Engineering

Location: Lewiston, NY, US

This select 12-week paid Internship program begins June 2019 and ends August 2019.


The primary assistance and application of Civil Engineering knowledge would benefit the General Maintenance Department in identifying critical and/or priority overall site infrastructure upgrade and repair needs.  The developmental intern has performed a crucial role in the past 2 years assisting with support work on CPR projects with estimating, work phase coordination, and inspection of work performed.  A continuation of work from prior years includes: ice boom hardware and cable life extension, road and parking asphalt condition assessment, signage and gate asset tracking, and concrete rehabilitation efforts.


The assistance provided in these areas assists in developing more strategic maintenance and repair budgets and work implementation for greatest life cycle use of the site infrastructure.  Proper design and application of corrective maintenance work yields the greatest cost to benefit ratio for NYPA.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities the intern will walk away with after this internship

Skills: Evaluation of construction materials, estimating and surveying, and developing working schematics and work plans.  Also gain knowledge of the contract bid process.


Knowledge: Most applicable techniques to site design such as: drainage, pavement evaluation, roadway work zones, and how to interpret and prepare technical specifications.


Abilities:Preparing accurate bid estimates, work planning, and pursuit of technical reference materials and specifications and which agency is applicable to such.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Technical: Introductory coursework in Civil Engineering curriculum completed.


Behavioral: Work independently, self-motivated, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate with managers, peers, and workforce.


Education: Junior year completed in accredited Civil Engineering program.




The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo